Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Willamette Valley, West Oregon (starvation flats)
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Re: Considering N6 Yes or stay away???
abfarmer, wow, a lot of great info in those posts plus some neat pictures.
I did replace the under cab water filter. I have the hydraulic reverser on mine. The 1981 books that came with mine were dark, bad pictures and not very complete on descriptions with nothing on a reverser other than refers to as an option. The new/used book I just recieved has good pics, and descriptions. I have everything adjusted pretty mutch as you describe with the exception of bottom sieve at about a quarter to 3 eighths. Of course 'till I hit the field won't know on the loss monitor.Tailings return dumps in rear of cylinder on mine. Unloading tube appears standard and I haven't measured it yet. It has 24 foot grain bat reel and it may be a little close for the trailer dumping. I'd like to find a cpouple standard doors for the return and clean grain elevators. I aint real sold on the teflon covered doors on it now and they are a b***h to close with the lip on the outside. Paddles are a little worn and after this years work will probably replace the chains/paddles and if lucky find a couple of good standard doors.
This combine was run in East Oregon wheat and has only one cage cover on it (left side) no extras stored or with the combine. Have you found a need for the additional covers in wheat?
High idle right now is indicating areound 2480 with no wheat load. Soft winter or spring wheat here and mine usually runs a little over 60 lbs bushell. Fall wheat here varies from 40 to 140 lbs acre and often in the same field. You spend a lot of time on the hydro ground speeds to keep it going or slowing to avoid plugs. This year a lot of us here with low ground are going to be cutting a lot of tall weeds from this springs floods. It will be intersting to see how the N6 does with throwing the weed stems out the back or if it wants to put 'em in the bin. When I have all new spike teeth in my JD7700 it does great getting the weed stems thrown out the back. Let those spikes get to worn and they go in the bin. Recent chromed setup on the N6 so I hope it does a better job throwing the weed stems out.
Haven't unbolted anything to look at the chopper so I don't know what is really in there (yet). Appreciate the tip on the enlarged outlet. 'till I hit the field I don't know if thats going to be a problem for me or not. With my JD7700 I always cut short and that leeds to a lot of rock banging on the header when I hit coyote dug holes etc. I plan to cut taller and faster with the larger header and hopefully avoid a lot of damage like I did to the 213 platform on the JD. I guess getting everything adjusted to get a good sample with few leavings on the ground is the desired regaurdless of cut hieght. I went with a new to me fall wheat this year Getsie sic? It grows quite a bit shorter than the past varieties i've tried. We can no longer burn our wheat stubble here and there is no demand for the straw. Straw load is a big problem here and with record acres of wheat planted this year there is no way to get rid of it. Flail it or this next fall I may try to no till right thru it standing. Slugs can be a problem here especially on unworked ground. No ground work equalls more slugs, mice, voles and coyote holes. Right now my thought is, cut tall and if the ground isn't to covered with straw use my 1590 drill and plant thru it. Last time I tried planting thru a heavy straw load was Fescue and the seed just rotted in the ground under the wet straw. No fall sun to get to the ground for sprout.
Obviously the new N6 will be a hopefully learning curve for me to figure all of the correct adjustments for good samples with no leavings. The information that you have provided will be a great help in getting me started with it and pointed in the right direction.
Thanks again for all of the help and good info on the N6. Dwight E. Lambert, Albany, Oregon